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Pen-crug-melyn MW-036

 

Pen-crug-melyn, GW/MW-036 - 326m ASL - SN 502 285 - OS Explorer 186 - 1 SOTA point         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

 

Jimmy 2O0EYP/P    Tom MO1EYP/P

From Mynydd Llangyndeyrn SW-036 on Monday 20th August 2012, Jimmy directed me through the country lanes in a generally northerly direction, passing over the A48.  This took us up towards the village of Horeb, and through some narrow country lanes to some careful parking on a muddy grass verge at SN501282.  We walked up the track from that point to beyond the farm buildings before passing through a gate into access land, and doubling back up by the treeline to the summit.

Jimmy 2O0EYP/P    40m SSB station    40m dipole

On this occasion, Jimmy 2O0EYP/P had already reached the "nothing doing" conclusion for 2m FM before I had finished erecting the 40m dipole.  Therefore, he was first to take control on the HF set-up, and I spotted for him on 40m SSB.  With the four qualifying contacts safely in the log, I took over and made four of my own on CW.  Surprisingly, there weren't any further calls on an uncharacteristically quiet 40m band.  We began to wonder if 20m would be a better option for subsequent activations during this holiday.

Tom MO1EYP/P    Jimmy 2O0EYP/P

We packed up and took the short walk back to the car.  I was pleased to have the car off the mud and back onto tarmac, and we set off for Mynydd Cynros GW/MW-034.

GM0AXY

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PA/DL2GW/P

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GM4YMM

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GM0BPU/A

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J

MM0CYR

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PA0WDG

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DL2EF

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GM0AXY

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